Laura Prepon and Ben Foster are going to be parents, with People reporting the “Orange Is the New Black” star and her fiance are expecting their first child.
The couple were at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and an “onlooker” told People: “Ben seemed really protective and kept very close to Laura the entire night. He was holding on to her arm as they walked in and kept by her side during the dinner. Neither of them got up much to mingle. They definitely enjoyed dinner. I noticed she finished her plate.”
Prepon and Foster — a well-known actor who has appeared in “Hell or High Water”, “The Messenger” and HBO’s “Six Feet Under — have known each other for 18 years, and reportedly got engaged in October 2016. Foster had previously been engaged to “House of Cards” star Robin Wright before they called things off in 2015.
Notoriously private, news of the couple’s engagement came as a surprise to Prepon’s close friend and former “That ’70s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher.
“I get it. But private lives include friends!” Kutcher joked to Prepon during an October appearance on “Live with Kelly” shortly after news of her engagement went public. “Like, I shouldn’t find out when I get off the plane!”
The “Orange Is the New Black” star confirmed during an appearance on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” on Thursday that the couple is expecting a girl.
“I’m eight months pregnant, so yeah, next month I’ll give birth,” Prepon revealed. “It’s weird because it sneaks up on you, you’re like, ‘I can’t believe it’s been eight months already. But then you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, she needs to, like, come out already!'” Prepon said.
“But it’s so wonderful. It’s just like, a blessing. It’s like, she likes it here. She’s already kicking,” Prepon continued and then confirmed the happy news to the hosts.